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LocationSan Anselmo, California
Phone #(415) 924-2865
Street Address121 San Anselmo Ave., Ste. 1708 San Anselmo, CA 94960
Teaches Contact Improvisation since 1976
Year began CI:1974
First CI teacher/whereNancy Stark Smith
Other important CI teachers/influencesTeachers: Steve Paxton, Nita Little, Curt Siddall. Influences: Aikido, Tai-Chi Chuan, Capoeira, Mabel Todd, Alexander Technique, Charlotte Selver, Body-Mind Centering, Peter A. Levine (Somatic Experiencing), Bodynamic Therapy, Tibetan Buddhist and Vipassana meditation practices.
Languages you speak/read fluentlyEnglish
Languages you speak/read a littleSpanish
Additional URLs (personal work, videos, writings, photos, etc.)Contact at Tenth and Second, 1983, NYC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xSi76Fnki4 The Exposed To Gravity Project, with Alan Ptashek and Bruce Curtis; The Moving Body - An Integrated Movement Course at The University of California, Berkeley, 1990: https://vimeo.com/30852708
Anything else you would like to communicate?In my professional practice of somatic therapy, counseling, teaching and training, the guiding principles and intelligence of Contact Improvisation continues to inspire and deepen the process of embodied presence within my personal life, and with my clients, students and trainees.
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